Crystal Palace fans are calling for Alan Pardew’s head, after Captain and fan favourite Mile Jedinak was virtually forced to look for another club.
Over the past 12 months, Jedinak’s relationship with Pardew has deteriorated, resulting in Jedinak’s transfer to Championship side Aston Villa.
Jedinak joined Crystal Palace in 2011, becoming the club’s rock as they made their upward transition into the Premier League.
Pardew recently describing Jedinak as a legendary figure at Palace, before stripping the Australian of his captaincy.
During Pardew’s takeover as new manager, Jedinak was busy leading the charge for the Socceroos at the 2015 Asian Cup. The Socceroos went on to win the tournament, although life was about to change for Jedinak on return to Selhurst Park.
Jedinak has never been in Pardew’s plans, ;osing his captaincy to centre-back Scott Dann this week. The damage created has been irreparable, resulting in Crystal Palace’s adopted son Mile Jedinak depart for Aston Villa.
Many players could have been bitter about the situation, but the Australian only had nice words for Palace.
“To say it has been an emotional roller coaster is a bit of an understatement,” said Jedinak on Instagram.
“I will look back on my time at Crystal Palace with very fond memories.”
“I’d like to thank all of my team mates both past and present for allowing us to share in some great moments for this football club.”
To Everyone who has been my family the last 5 years at SE25. To say it has been an emotional roller coaster is a bit of an understatement. I will look back on my time at Crystal Palace with very fond memories. I'd like to thank all of my team mates both past and present for allowing us to share in some great moments for this football club. To all the staff and management who I have worked under for 5 years, thank you for enabling my team mates and I in getting this football club where it currently resides which Is the Premier League. Lastly for those who sang their hearts out week in week out both at Selhurst Park and on away days, you guys and girls have been the heartbeat of this football club well before my time and of course long after, I don't think I have the words to really express my gratitude and admiration for each and everyone of you. You'll be forever in my family's memories and it was an honor and privilege to play and lead in the red and blue 🔴🔵 #Cpfc Yours sincerely Mile Jedinak #15
unbelievable… Embarrassing. Shocking transfer, club legend who puts his heart and soul into every game. Should feel ashamed.
— Tommy (@Tommy_CPFC_2010) August 17, 2016
you're a fucking idiot Ian, jedinak is one of your best players pardew is a fool for selling him
— Old Steve (@OldSteveCheese3) August 17, 2016
Guessing Mile Jedinak is happy to get away from who was in charge at Crystal Palace, rather than the club itself.
Which is always sad.
— Adam Peacock (@adampeacock3) August 17, 2016
— Sack Pardew (@SackPardew) August 16, 2016
You fucking arseholes sack Pardew https://t.co/NO2RqnAv3Q
— Joe Sultana (@JoeSultana97) August 17, 2016
— PardewOutCPFC (@pardewoutcpfc) August 17, 2016